Dance I focuses on the development of contemporary Dance technique, incorporating elements of Modern Dance, Jazz, and Ballet. Areas of concentration include: understanding correct stance, learning basic dance movements, improving strength, flexibility, coordination and balance, developing concentration, confidence, and spatial awareness, comprehending the correlation between music and movement, and experiencing the fun of dancing both in the classroom and on stage. The study of related areas such as composition, improvisation, and repertory is also included. Video viewing, guest teachers, relaxation days, assembly performances, and opportunities to perform in dance productions supplement classroom work. Full-year course, 1/2 credit.